Sixers’ Simmons To Miss Time Due To Shoulder Sprain

NOVEMBER 7, 5:46pm: Simmons will likely miss at least the Sixers’ next three games due to his shoulder sprain, league sources tell Haynes (Twitter link). Derek Bodner of The Athletic adds (via Twitter) that Simmons will definitely miss Friday’s game vs. Denver and will be re-evaluated prior to Sunday’s game vs. Charlotte.

NOVEMBER 7, 10:13am: An X-ray on Simmons’ right should came back negative, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, who tweets that the 23-year-old will be further evaluated later today.

NOVEMBER 6, 10:48pm: Sixers star Ben Simmons will be re-evaluated Thursday after leaving tonight’s game with what is being called a “minor” AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Simmons suffered the injury midway through the first quarter. He took a pass in the high post and collided with Royce O’Neale while spinning to his right.

Simmons tried to shake off the injury and had what appeared to be a heating pad on it after checking out of the game later in the quarter. He re-entered with 6:56 left in the second quarter, but took himself out about a minute and a half later and went straight to the locker room. Pompey states that he seemed to be having trouble moving the arm.

After missing his entire rookie season, Simmons has been very durable the past two years, playing in 81 and 79 games, as well as all seven of Philadelphia’s contests so far this season.
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4 thoughts on “Sixers’ Simmons To Miss Time Due To Shoulder Sprain

  1. jump shot

    Overuse from all the jumpshots he got up all summer.
    *that he has no confidence whatsoever to shoot in-season

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